Bonjour, fellow humans! How’s it going? Welcome. As you can see above, my name is Emily, and I’m currently walking down the long road that leads to novel publication.
Some Fun Facts About Me:
- I’m a college junior majoring in Communications with a minor in creative writing.
- I’ve been writing for a local magazine, Middlebury Connections, since I was 16. I’m also Assistant Managing Editor for my school paper and president of the Book Club.
- Aside from reading and writing, my hobbies include dancing, theater, attempting to play music on my viola or flute, sitting outside on nice days, hanging out and laughing with friends, video editing, and seeing how long I can balance cups or bottles of water on my head. (It’s a weird talent of mine. I once almost made it from New York City to Bridgeport, Connecticut on a train with a water bottle on my head the whole time. But my friend slapped it off. )
- I have a dog (6-year-old pointer mix named Finn. I miss him so much now that I’m away!)
I’ve always had a passion for stories. I spent my free time as a child dreaming up people, places, and scenarios and engaging in whatever creative project suited my fancies. When I was about six, it hit me that I could make that my job, and it wasn’t long before my dream of becoming a paleontologist was replaced with a dream of becoming an author. And ever since then, I’ve been writing non stop with an end goal of getting as many stories out into the world as I can.
So what kind of books do I write? Excellent question. There are so many types of books that I hope to write, because there are so many types of books that I love to read, from literary to contemporary fiction, realistic to speculative. As long as the story is engaging and the words speak to me, it sparks my mind. I also draw inspiration from the world around me, and the world around me has a lot to offer.
Lately I’ve noticed that I do have more of a mind for books that fall into fantasy and paranormal sub genres, but I still have several interesting ideas for realistic and historical fiction, with the occasional dystopia or sci-fi here and there, and perhaps a few mysteries.
So what am I working on now?
My current work in progress (WIP) is a paranormal suspense novel entitled The Lockbox. It holds a special place in my heart since it’s the first novel that I’ve really taken seriously. Prior to it, I’ve started dozens, maybe hundreds of stories that I never pursued. I wrote endless beginnings for fun and never got to begin any middles or ends. I’d get a new idea and move onto it. But when I got the idea for The Lockbox, I saw where I wanted it to go, and I promised myself that I would see it through to the end.
I’m proud to say that after four years of dedication, trial and error, planning, and learning, I’m almost done with the second draft. Once I’m done with that, I plan to comb through and start some serious step-by-step clean ups of plot, character, and world building issues, starting with the biggest and working my way down to the smallest. It’s a huge milestone, and it thrills me that I’m closer than I’ve ever been to finishing this thing!
I’ve also got some other fun projects on the back burner that I toy with whenever I get the chance, namely a couple fantasy novels, poems, and some brainstorming activities.